Desktop vaporizers are considered as the pinnacle of vaping, that’s because stationary tabletop vaporizers allow the application of more advanced innovation and technology which therefore translates to extramundane results. Compared to their smaller brethren, desktop vaporizers have far more superior vapor production and have way better vapor quality. Most modern-day desktop units are seen with sophisticated features which I believe sets them apart from the other vaporizers entirely.
Vaping with a desktop unit can sometimes be expensive, there’s a price to pay for having all these fancy features like precise temperature control, variable delivery options, and cutting-edge heating systems. A decent desktop unit will sell at around a $300.00 - $400.00 while the top-tier units fetch a hefty price tag at around $500.00 - $600.00. Luckily, a desktop vaporizer is made available for people who are looking to elevate their vaping game without breaking the bank. I’ve managed to come across the Da Buddha Vaporizer during a group sesh at my friends’ house and man, it hits like heaven. The vapors from the Da Buddha easily compares to some of the top-shelf units I’ve tried, or maybe it’s just the weed?
The big, fat Buddha will take you to nirvana in no time, I’ve seen how it easily assembles and I think it’s as easy as making coffee. I tried looking one up and getting one for myself, you can get one too at a fairly reasonable price by clicking on this link. In this review, we’ll talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of using the Da Buddha Vaporizer, what’s to like and what not to like about it. So without further ado, let’s begin this review.
The Da Buddha Vaporizer came in a modest packaging, reminiscent of the downright, plain and simple ascetic sage where it drew its inspiration from. The sack-like pouch opens up through a zipper located at the side of the bag, opening it up exposes several pouches which holds some of its inclusive accessories such as the glass kit (heater cover, plastic tubing, glass wand, and mouthpiece), the 220V power adapter, the marble pick, several screens, and the instruction manual. It’s not the best-packaged desktop vaporizer though I really appreciate they remain true to the theme.
The Da Buddha Desktop Vaporizer is made by 7th Floor, a company based in Colorado, and the same folks that made the famous SSV (Silver Surfer Vaporizer). The Da Buddha Vaporizer is designed and handmade from the same facility and the quality of the vaporizer right out of the box is pretty obvious. It’s lightweight and it feels sturdy thanks to its aircraft-grade aluminum housing. Apart from it’s strong and durable shell, here are some of Da Buddha’s practical features.
- Ceramic heating components provide even and steady convection heating and greatly reduces the risk of combustion
- Glass-on-glass components provide excellent tasting vapor and ensure a tight fit
- Temperature is adjustable to suit your preferred dry herb strain as well as your preferred draw speed to make sure you hit that sweet spot
- Can be converted to an e-nail
- Can be converted to an aromatherapy device by adding a glass dish for wax concentrates
- An outer shell made from strong and durable aircraft-grade aluminum
How To Use
The Da Buddha Vaporizer turns you into a Zen master in seconds, here’s how you vape with it.
- Plug the Da Buddha Vaporizer to a safe and steady power source.
- Turn the power knob to select your desired power/heat level.
- Assemble the glass wand and the plastic tube.
- Attach the mouthpiece to the other end of the tube.
- Load the wand with your dried vegetable matter.
- Insert the wand into the vaporizer
- Allow several minutes for the material to vaporize before you vape.
It’s best to plug the Da Buddha Vaporizer to a safe and steady power source like your wall socket. Now some people recommend sterilization right after you take the Da Buddha from the packaging, to do this simply plug the desktop unit, turn the power knob to the maximum heat level and let the heating element glow to a bright red hue. You may then insert the glass want and let it stay for a couple of minutes. This will eliminate any irritants on the vaporizer before you start using it. The mouthpiece and the plastic tube can be sanitized by using a solution of salt and warm water.
I’d recommend grinding your herbs first before loading them to achieve a semi-fine consistency. I’ve noticed that my botanical matter vaporizes better when they’re at a semi-fine grind rather than using chunks of herbs. I believe it’s because the heating element of the Da Buddha is placed really close to the dry herbs that it easily burns and chars materials. Stirring your materials in between sessions roughly around after four to five hits will save your materials from combustion.
The Da Buddha Desktop Vaporizer uses ceramic heating components on a glass oven. Ceramic is an inert component which makes for a durable heating element, this means that this heating constituent won’t chip or break overtime even when subjected to extreme and demanding use. You won’t have to worry about ceramic pieces falling off and mixing in with the vapors.
The vapor quality of the Da Buddha is superb. The amount of vapors it produces is fairly adequate even for expensive vaporizer standards. Every part of the Da Buddha has a part to play in its grand scheme. From the heating element to the glass pieces I’ve found that the Da Buddha’s functionality was well taken into consideration in its design.
In my opinion, the Da Buddha Vaporizer is a solid and well-built device for its price. Though it sports quite a simple design the vapor payoff is far from its rudimentary facade. Here’s what I think about the Da Buddha Vaporizer overall.
- Easy to Use
- Best for Beginners
- Compact and Sturdy
- Hands-Free Vaping
- High-Quality Materials
- Knob-Style Heat Adjustment
- Simple and Minimalistic Design
- Glass Pieces May Break Overtime
The only drawback I had with using the Da Buddha Desktop Vaporizer was guessing the temperature level when using the knob. It does not have any display screen to tell you its exact heat level. This could be a problem if you’re vaping different strains but if you know your botanical matter well enough, dialing in the right temperature level won’t be a problem.
Here’s what you’ll get in the box.
- 1 x Ground Glass Wand
- 1 x Vinyl Tubing
- 1 x Glass Mouthpiece
- 1 x Marble Stir Stick
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Padded Storage Bag
- 10 x Replacement Screens